Friday, July 2, 2010

Blogging from Bolivia: Macro Friday

Its Macro Friday over at Blogging from Bolivia!
I captured this sweet little lily during the Canada Day festivities yesterday:

Exposure Time:1/2500
Focal Length:50mm (75mm in 35mm)

adjusted white balance and slight unsharp mask in GIMP

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Ashley Sisk said...

Great shot - did you see Michele's lesson on macros the other day. I tend to go wide open with my aperture (much like you do I think) and she suggested a higher aperture (like f/8 or higher) for macros. What do you think?

janineb said...

funny, I was just thinking about this because I read a post on DPS about compositing macros to make everything in focus. I was going to make a post on TB about it. My first question was, well why not open up the aperture more?
I think it makes sense with a true macro lens (or tubes) because don't they tend to close everything down more to begin with? Not sure if the same holds true for a standard lens. I feel like the closed aperture forces the subject to become the centre of attention. Plus I am addicted to bokeh, so its hard for me to do it.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love this lilly... and I love bokeh, so I open the aperture up!!!! But I see the point of your previous commentor. Great photo

Courtney said...

Lovely shot! I'm also addicted to bokeh so I'm not sure I would be able to make myself shoot wide open, but I'm intrigued and might just have to try it. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. I like the water droplets on the petals and the detail.

Laura said...

Beautiful shot! I love the composition! The contrast between the white petals and dark green background is great. Lovely photo!! :)